American family rescue and free a dolphin

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Watch the moment when this family rescued a dolphin.

An American family have rescued a stranded dolphin from shallow water and set it free.

Without their help the dolphin could have died after the tide went out.

But by chance they had seen a tv show about dolphins, so they knew what to do.

"She was very heavy and very strong," said Kerry Ware. "If it had been any later, we wouldn't have been able to pull her out on sand alone."